17th Annual SkillsBC Competition – Landscape Gardening

Posted On: Tuesday April 19th, 2011

For more information on the Landscape Gardening SkillsBC competition click here. To view the 2011 scope document click here. Click here to see photos from the 2010 competition. For more information contact Annika Ingram.


College of New Caledonia Info Session

Posted On: Monday February 28th, 2011

Quesnel is calling all green thumbs! College of New Caledonia’s next Horticulture Technician Foundation program will start March 28,2011 and run until December 16, 2011. Grade 10 is required and Grade 12 is recommended for entry into this full-time program. Program cost is $4500 and funding opportunities may be available! call us at 250.991.7500 for more information.


Plant ID Preparation at VanDusen Gardens

Posted On: Wednesday February 2nd, 2011

Students who are starting Level 1 or 2 of the Horticulture Apprenticeship Program, can attend this FREE plant identification session at VanDusen Gardens.  Egan Davis, Vancouver Parks Board and HEBC Board Member, will give a 1 hour tour of the gardens to help you prepare and study for your upcoming Plant Identification course.  You will also have the opportunity... Read more »


‘Invasion of the Aliens,” the Invasive Plant Council of BC’s (IPCBC) public forum

Posted On: Monday January 17th, 2011

You are invited to attend “Invasion of the Aliens,” the Invasive Plant Council of BC’s (IPCBC) public forum being held January 18th and 19th, 2011. This exciting event will take place at the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC. Participants of Invasion of the Aliens will have the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions,... Read more »


New BC Member on Skills Canada National Committee

Posted On: Friday October 22nd, 2010

Annika Ingram, Ingram Landscape by Design, BCLNA member and supported by HEBC, has joined the landscape gardening Skills Canada National competition committee. She has been the BC Chair for the SkillsBC competition for the last three years and will bring her experience forward to the October planning meeting for the landscape gardening Skills Canada National competition. ... Read more »


Arboriculture Apprenticeship Program Update

Posted On: Monday May 31st, 2010

Level one – Arborist Technician – is planned to be launched the Spring of 2011. HEBC and ITA will be approaching potential training institutions who may deliver the schooling. Throughout the summer of 2010, HEBC, the Arborist Steering Committee and the industry will be developing Level Two, Climbing Arborist; and Level Three, Field Arborist. All... Read more »


Skills Canada BC – Provincial Competition

Posted On: Tuesday April 20th, 2010

The philosophy of Skills Canada competitions is to reward students for excellence provide a forum for industry and education to work together in evaluating student performance keep training relevant to employers’ needs. Skills Canada events are also the largest showcase of trade and technology occupations in the province, providing visitors with a chance to access... Read more »


Red Seal for Landscape Horticulture Update

Posted On: Sunday February 28th, 2010

The purpose of Red Seal Trades is; “to acquire standardization of provincial and territorial training and certification. The program also assists skilled workers at the journeyperson level to work and move to different locates throughout Canada.” The Government of Canada – Human Resources Services Development Canada (HRSDC) approved the Landscape Horticulture Trade as a Red... Read more »


Employer and employee buy into education

Posted On: Monday August 31st, 2009

Article from HortWest – September 2009 In today’s challenging business culture, many horticultural companies are considering how to create or maintain a leading edge in the industry. Vista Landscape Services Ltd. is enrolling Danielle Dobson into the Level 1 Landscape Horticulture Apprenticeship Program, commencing September 28. Kevin Slack, owner of Vista states, “We’ve always told... Read more »